HOUSE OF LORDS - Cartesian Dreams (2009) - Frontiers Records - HEAVY SOUND SYSTEM

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House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of the self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best Arena Rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex Angel and Giuffria Gregg Giuffria, along with such luminaries as Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Van Halen, immediately brought the band to the attention of the media and fans. With their sophomore release entitled “Sahara”, House of Lords gained considerable chart success with their cover version of Blind Faith’s “Can't Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new lineup (only featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with "Demon's Down". This was a more melodic record which saw the big contribution at the songwriting helm - between others - of Mark Baker, a guy who penned a couple of years before the majority of the Signal “Loud and Clear” album, one of the most sought after gems of the Melodic Rock genre. With the change of the musical climate, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing of the controversial “Power and the Myth” an album which featured a sound leaning more towards Progressive Hard Rock with 70’s rock influences.

After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark Arena Rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the Hard Rock and Melodic Rock scene and was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008.

House of Lords toured relentlessly Europe and the States in support to the releases and have now become a true staple between the Hard Rock crowd among the two continents. Needing a more fresh impact in the songwriting, James decided to team again with Mark Baker for the new album entitled “Cartesian Dreams”. The record is just what you can expect and even more: superb hooks, majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of the debut album,

monumental guitar riffs and a production to die for. Everything in “Cartesian Dreams” shines from the first second to the last!

Watch out foe House of Lords touring Europe and the US in the late summer / fall 2009.

LINE-UP:

James Christian – vocals

Jimi Bell – guitars

BJ Zampa – drums

Chris McCarvill - bass




HOUSE OF LORDS - Cartesian Dreams (2009)
10/10

Style : Melodic Rock

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Frontiers Records

Sortie :
18.09.2009


Track Listing:


01. Cartesian Dreams

5:15

02. Born To Be Your Baby

4:31

03. Desert Rain

5:08

04. Sweet September

3:44

05. Bangin'

3:32

06. A Simple Plan

4:25

07. Never Look Back

4:06

08. The Bigger They Come

3:53

09. Repo Man

4:11

10. Saved By Rock

4:45

11. Joanna

3:30

12. The Train (Bonus Track)

4:41



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